Public School Dress Code

Public School Dress Code

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“Its ME! ”

Since: Nov 07

Portland, OR

#1 Nov 14, 2007
How does everyone feel about the dress code policy at Bowie? The Facial Hair, Earings, Polo Shirts, ETC.(my personal favorite no fake nails, LOL) Please I think I know what is appropriate for my child. I think some of it is sexist and hipicritical. No facial hair? Please half teh men that work at the school that i seen when the Highschool principal said no facial hair because it was unprofessional in the real work world, had full beards and or mustaches! No shorts? Come on! And now that women can where Jeans in school.....they won't let the girls where skirts/dresses! Ha, we went from one extreme to another. I could so go on!
citychickgonerur al

Muenster, TX

#2 Nov 15, 2007
then homeschool your children.

“Its ME! ”

Since: Nov 07

Portland, OR

#3 Nov 16, 2007
citychickgonerural wrote:
then homeschool your children.
Can you afford to homeschool yours? Why should I have to? ITS A PUBLIC SCHOOL!
citychickgonerur al

Gainesville, TX

#4 Nov 16, 2007
yes i can, but i do not.
you don't but you do have that choice.
EXACTLY! it is a public school and they are CHILDREN, not adults.
actually, i don't think uniforms are a bad idea.
our children are there to learn and not for self
expression. the teachers and faculty have a hard enough time trying to teach our children without all the distractions.
i think your only valid point is the short issue
as long as they are fingertip length. i believe that is also the rule on dresses.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#5 Nov 18, 2007
i do not have any children in this school this year......however i do believe that the dress code is a little crazy.....the faculty can dress the way they want but the students can not. as far as uniforms......that would be ok......unfortunately a lot of families cannot aford the uniforms let alone the dress code since what is produced in our country and in every store is not proper dress code. i think that we need some serious thought on how to dress in school....

“Its ME! ”

Since: Nov 07

Portland, OR

#6 Nov 19, 2007
I don't have a problem with a dress code, I think its a good think. I think some of the regulations are rediculous. I want my CHILD to have a mind of their own also. To be repectful of themselves and others. No dresses and no shorts is too far. No painted nail? No dangly earings? PLEASE I think there are worse things they could be trying to wear! THIS IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL. I can't recall loosing an education because I seen a girl with red finger nail polish? Or because some one was wearing a t shirt instead of a Polo collard shirt.
citychickgonerur al

Muenster, TX

#7 Nov 19, 2007
i think i would be more concerned about being in
an unacceptable school district than with what colors my daughter\son could wear on their nails
or if my daughter\son could wear a dress to school. i think that the latter would be a distraction,but equal rights or you will get sued.

it is a public school, and my kids go to public schools for an education, not to express themselves. they can do that when they pay their own way in this world.

we live in bowie isd district, but there is absolutely no way that i would send any of my kids
to one of those schools. in fact, i wouldn't send the family dog!
haterofstupidpeo ple

Troy, MI

#8 Dec 5, 2007
Wow. I didnt' know some kids were doing that bad in the schools around here. My kids are doing great here as well as their last school. If I had the money of course i would send them to a private school and yes, then they would where there uniforms. But we don't and well, how long can a flippin hair color or a nail color be distracting? " OH MY GOSH< SHE HAS ON NAIL POLISH I CAN"T DO MY WORK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR< I WILL FAIL< MAKE HER TAKE IT OFF SO I CAN FOCUS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME< WHICH IS MY EDUCATION!!!!!!!!!! Please, they are kids, were you so screwed up because you were allowed to express your self? wear a skirt? nail polish? Did it really lower your IQ? Wait till they are out in the real world, everyone is different they need to get used to it now and learn how to social interact with it. AND YES< I KNOW MY TYPING SUCKS< BUT I AM NOT WRITING AN ENGLISH PAPER!
dresscodestink

Plano, TX

#9 Dec 7, 2007
Amen haterofstupidpeople!!
dresscodestink

Plano, TX

#10 Dec 7, 2007
I am a teacher and I totally agree with you!!!

I get so sick of stupid dress code rules that are not for the kids benefit, they are for the old-school teachers that have not evolved and think EVERYTHING is disruptive!!--to them maybe, but we are here for the kids!

And you are right...everyone is different, so why not teach tolerance!? ok, I'll get off the soap box!
Jim

Wichita Falls, TX

#11 Dec 7, 2007
I have mixed feelings about dress codes. It is like most things we can go a little crazy or overboard on the rules. But on the other hand I feel that allowing young men (boys) to wear facial hair in school is too much. They can go around pretending to be men (look at me I can grow a beard or mustache) but they are not men yet1 There will be plenty of time for hair growing after graduation. Don't let them grow up too fast thinking anything goes attitude. I think wearing wild looking colored red, blue, orange etc. hair is distracting. Not going to get too many jobs looking like that. No point in fooling these kids into thinking that anything goes once you graduate. The real world just doesn't work that way for the most part. Baggy pants may be cool but not in school! The main thing is keep everything in good taste. Lets not let the kids grow up to fast!! I think shorts are fine in the warm months but the girls don't need to look like hookers either with half of their butt showing standing up or bending over.
outsider

AOL

#12 Dec 22, 2007
Dress codes are outdated for todays children. Uniforms, ensure a proper education, along with a big paddle for those who disrupt the class room. I think they also need to be removed from the home for a couple of months at a time, and live in the school. Once a month have a three day vacation home, and once every two months get a week off, with no summer vacation. Thats close to how the Japanese do it, and they can count, multiply, and divide in their heads, very quickly in higher numbers than our students. maybe our public school system needs a good overhaul to keep up with other countries. Maybe the parents need to be re-educated, seems some think that once they get that diploma, that they don't need to do any more reading or educating of themselves, they know it all.
Kayla 14

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Jan 8, 2008
I think dress code is STUPID!!! I go to a public school and have to do a debate about dress code && I believe that we should wear whatever we want BUT WITH EXCEPTIONS!!! like Im not saying we should wear our BRA'S && PANTIES to school but we should be able to wear shorts higher then our knee's && tank tops... Yall wouldnt understand fashion these days yall are to OLD!! so get used to it... Just because yall couldnt wear this when yall were in school doesnt mean that your children should be DEPRIVED of what we wnat/like to wear....
- Clute Texas

Lake Jackson, TX

#14 Jan 10, 2008
I am a 100% Straight 18 yr old male student,
Yeah its all BS, 1st off there is the whole "equal rights" thing for women and men, you know women have mens rights. BUT if you notice... men dont have womens rights in school. Now im not saying that men should be able to wear dresses--BLEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!-- but, long NICELY GROOMED hair, black fingernal polish, and other related thingsvext... you know things that females wear that males can wear too that arnt extreme.
Ok, my AP told me that my hair is too long-- covers the eyebrows (bullshit it is pushed back) and that it excedes past the collar too much(bullshit again) it is wavy and it curves up and avoids the shirt coller.
Then he tells me that I cant wear black nail polish anymore (screw him im not gonna stop) and the reasons he gave me were vague and random.
1st- Oh ppl crush up herowin or X (drugs) and mix them in with there nailpolish so they can bite their nales and get high... WTF? that makes NO SENSE! so i guess um... only males take drugs huh? because he never mentioned that girls had to stop wearing black nail polish...---
2nd - he also said it was distracting... um WTF? i think blonde or red hair(no offence) or a freakin bright ass yellow or orange shirt is MUCH more distracting than 6, yes i only had 6 nails polished.
__________
oh and the hair thing...wtf? just like the no dress thing mentioned earlier, women had freakin long ass hair bout 100 yrs ago, and women still wore dresses...
you know what excuse he gave me? "we all must fit the rules of society..."
WTF?!?!? so, this perfect little society that thinks homosexuality, sex B4 marrage, and teenage pregnancies are OKAY!!! AND NOT THAT BIG OF DEAL!!!!--- is something i must live by... no uh huh, no freakin way.(and if anyone thinks that any of those three things i mentioned arnt the truth, turn on a tv, or research on the web 1st)
but yeah, it really blows being in school, the teachers get away with almost EVERYTHING! the beards, the cloths, the cellphones, the food that they eat ANY FREAKIN WHERE THEY WANT!!! and oh yeah, backtalking someone else that has a very valid point.
KyleisMrSmiley

Lake Jackson, TX

#15 Jan 10, 2008
Kyleismr.smiley - clute texas
sorry my name got cut off:
and i migh as well throw this out there, you know when a teacher says "respect me" you know while he is screaming at you.
Do you know what the definition of respect is?
its ATTENTION!, so when you are paying attention to the person, and they accuse you of not "respectin" them. yeah just laugh at them, because they really sound like an idiot
heres my email/msn if you wanna contact me:
[email protected]
Jim

Sunset, TX

#16 Jan 13, 2008
- Clute Texas wrote:
I am a 100% Straight 18 yr old male student,
Yeah its all BS, 1st off there is the whole "equal rights" thing for women and men, you know women have mens rights. BUT if you notice... men dont have womens rights in school. Now im not saying that men should be able to wear dresses--BLEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!-- but, long NICELY GROOMED hair, black fingernal polish, and other related thingsvext... you know things that females wear that males can wear too that arnt extreme.
Ok, my AP told me that my hair is too long-- covers the eyebrows (bullshit it is pushed back) and that it excedes past the collar too much(bullshit again) it is wavy and it curves up and avoids the shirt coller.
Then he tells me that I cant wear black nail polish anymore (screw him im not gonna stop) and the reasons he gave me were vague and random.
1st- Oh ppl crush up herowin or X (drugs) and mix them in with there nailpolish so they can bite their nales and get high... WTF? that makes NO SENSE! so i guess um... only males take drugs huh? because he never mentioned that girls had to stop wearing black nail polish...---
2nd - he also said it was distracting... um WTF? i think blonde or red hair(no offence) or a freakin bright ass yellow or orange shirt is MUCH more distracting than 6, yes i only had 6 nails polished.
__________
oh and the hair thing...wtf? just like the no dress thing mentioned earlier, women had freakin long ass hair bout 100 yrs ago, and women still wore dresses...
you know what excuse he gave me? "we all must fit the rules of society..."
WTF?!?!? so, this perfect little society that thinks homosexuality, sex B4 marrage, and teenage pregnancies are OKAY!!! AND NOT THAT BIG OF DEAL!!!!--- is something i must live by... no uh huh, no freakin way.(and if anyone thinks that any of those three things i mentioned arnt the truth, turn on a tv, or research on the web 1st)
but yeah, it really blows being in school, the teachers get away with almost EVERYTHING! the beards, the cloths, the cellphones, the food that they eat ANY FREAKIN WHERE THEY WANT!!! and oh yeah, backtalking someone else that has a very valid point.
Looks like you are more worried about how you look than getting an education. If you would study more maybe you would post more intelligent post!

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#17 Jan 14, 2008
Jim wrote:
<quoted text> Looks like you are more worried about how you look than getting an education. If you would study more maybe you would post more intelligent post!
mr. jim,

why does it seem that you have such a negative attitude toward people. i do pray that whatever has happened in your life that you will forgive and become a happy person with kind things to say about people.
citychickgonerur al

Gainesville, TX

#18 Jan 15, 2008
spirt of God wrote:
<quoted text>
mr. jim,
why does it seem that you have such a negative attitude toward people. i do pray that whatever has happened in your life that you will forgive and become a happy person with kind things to say about people.
I think you should pray for Clute. His attitude is downright scary. Jim is fine.
usedtalivedere

Electra, TX

#19 Jan 16, 2008
If a dress code is enforced, where are parents expected to find the appropriate clothes? Walmart?!
Wow

Joaquin, TX

#20 Jan 16, 2008
usedtalivedere wrote:
If a dress code is enforced, where are parents expected to find the appropriate clothes? Walmart?!
Yes, these days people tend to purchase clothes at a retail store, unless they have a needle-and-thread and patterns at home.

I assume you meant to ask an intelligent question...

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